Features

The virtues of verticals

Vertical systems have swept aside their old image and are being offered in innovative operational formats, complemented by a wide variety of trend-driven fabrics. WFA reports.
SILENT GLISS Silent Gliss by Peter Meyer supplies motorised, cord and crank operated vertical blinds... READ MORE

Tracking the trends

Curtains are back in demand, meaning tracking solutions - including componentry upgrades for enhanced operation and a growing range of motorisation options - are coming up to speed. WFA reports.
TBS TBS has been developing new - and improving on existing - curtain hardware products,... READ MORE

Augmented reality offers excit...

According to the Digital Marketing Institute, the Metaverse will soon become a marketer’s playground.
While it has existed for a number of years, the metaverse came to the attention... READ MORE

Made for shade

Folding arm awnings offer an architectural solution whose popularity continues despite supply chain challenges, with sophisticated and integrated offerings designed to meet a range of requirements.
PINZ Kate Bessell, National Sales & Marketing Manager at Pinz, describes folding arm awnings as... READ MORE

Blocking out the sun

With the market for blockouts increasingly crowded, established suppliers are maintaining their form in offering differentiated products; and that could encompass wider widths, on trend colours technical advances and more. WFA reports.
THE SHANN GROUP Blockout internal blinds continue to be a strong category for The Shann... READ MORE

Winning the home game

The travel restrictions and supply chain constraints caused by the pandemic have sharpened interest in home grown products. WFA spoke to local manufacturers about their output, and the measures they’ve introduced since COVID-19 changed everything.
WILSON FABRICS Wilson Fabrics’ products continue to be made at our own vertically integrated mill... READ MORE

The quest for quality

Audits, step-by-step checks and the increasing use of technology are proving key to maintaining manufacturing quality. Two key suppliers spoke to WFA about their quality control measures.
OZROLL Ozroll Industries national sales and marketing manager Ryan Charvetto says the company has attained... READ MORE

The timeless classic

Roman blinds have undergone relatively few radical changes compared to other categories, but well-considered design tweaks, along with the growth of motorisation options, are further advancing their appeal. WFA reports.
TOSO AUSTRALIA Malcolm Young, Managing Director of Toso Australia, sums up the ongoing pull factor... READ MORE

Silence is golden for new curt...

Silent operation is the name of the game for new curtain rods and accessories from Somfy and Blinds by Peter Meyer.
SOMFY’S SILENT CURTAIN ACCESSORIES Somfy has announced the launch of its new range of Glydea... READ MORE

An insulated category

Despite market challenges, pleated and honeycomb products continue to attract steady demand, with innovative fabric designs and prints increasingly supported by motorisation technology, writes WFA.
BLINDS BY PETER MEYER Innovative technology meets groundbreaking design with Blinds by Peter Meyer’s new... READ MORE
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